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Mail delivery first began in North America during the seventeenth century. Prior to the availability of the telegraph, telephone, radio, television, or worldwide web, mail served as the only means of written communication between different locales. The United States’ early mail system proved to be primitive, slow, and often undependable. But as the nation grew, so did its postal system. As American settlers moved west and occupied new lands, their commerce and communication needs demanded dependable, affordable mail service. One of the new places served by the nation’s postal service was Arkansas.

Information about Arkansas post offices on this webpage includes the name of the post office, date of establishment, location, and county. Sources used in compiling this data include official postal service records, “Records of Appointments of Postmasters, Arkansas, 1832-1871” and “Geographic Site Location Reports, 1852-1945.” Also utilized were various editions of the Arkansas Gazette and Arkansas Democrat, several volumes of the Territorial Papers of the United States, and the Works Projects Administration’s “List of Post Offices in Arkansas 1817-1874, Inclusive.” The most comprehensive printed compilation of post office information is found in Arkansas History Commission Archival Manager Russell Baker’s Arkansas Post Offices from Memdag to Norsk: A Historical Directory, 1832-1990, published by the Arkansas Genealogical Society.

Post Office Est. Closed Location Comments
Almond 1879 1966 1-12N-8W From Independence County, 1883; Mail to Locust Grove
Altuna See Yuba
Arel 1888 18-12N-10W Was to be California; Changed to Gadsden, 1892
Arklow 1915 1916 14-11N-11W Was to be Tinch; Local name, Lone Pine; Mail to Stark
Banner 1879 1971 34-12N-8W From Independence County, 1883; Mail to Concord
Brewer 1906 1957 17-12N-11W Named for George B. Brewer, Postmaster; Mail to Edgemont
Brownsville 1898 1934 9-11N-10W Mail to Miller
Caldren 1897 1914 2-11N-8W Was to be Massey
California See Arel
Cannel 1894 Changed to Higden, 1895
Concord 1946 12-12N-8W
Coras 1891 1906 15-12N-9W To Stone County, 1900
Corn See Miller
Darcy 1894 1914 22-9N-10W Mail to Heber Springs
Davis See Gin
Desdemona 1897 1912 18-9N-8W Mail to Pangburn
Drasco 1917 34-12N-9w Was to be Mascott
Dughill 1901 1923 5-11N-9W Mail to Drasco
Dundas 1895 1895 5-10N-8W Mail to Hiram
Edgemont 1908 8-11N-11W
Energy See Wilburn
Fatty 1895 1896
Fin See Wilburn
Fivemile 1909 1935 21-12N-9W Mail to Drasco
Gadsden 1894 Changed from Tina, 1892; Mail to Shiloh
Gin 1886 1906 23-10N-9W Was to be Davis; Mail to Wilburn
Goff See Waco
Grove See Madelia
Heber Springs/Heber 1881 14-10N-10W From Van Buren County, 1883
Higden 24-11N-12W Changed from Cannel, 1895
Hiram 1882 1956 33-10N-8W
Ida 1891 14-11N-9W
Kinderhook 1837 1894 7-11N-11W From Van Buren County, 1883; Mail to Shiloh
Leo See Tina
Libbie 1928 35-10N-9W Changed from Snell, 1921; Mail to Heber Springs
Lone Pine See Arklow
Madelia 1893 1917 25-10N-12W Was to be Grove; Mail to Higden
Mascott See Drasco
Massey See Caldren
McJester 1923 1936 23-10N-8W Was to be Ramsey; Mail to Pangburn
Melrose 1903 1908 6-12N-8W Mail to Wolf Bayou
Moorehead 1910 1919 7-11N-8W Was to be Corn; Mail to Heber; Was to be Taft; Mail to Ida
Oakland See Woodrow
Pearson 1884 1954 11-19N-11W Mail to Quitman
Prim 1892 12-12N-11W Named for George W. Prim, Postmaster
Prior 1891 1891
Quitman 1848 30-9N-11W From Van Buren County, 1883
Ramsey See McJester
Shiloh 1871 1954 2-10N-10W Mail to Heber Springs
Snell 1907 35-10N-9W Changed to Libbie, 1921
Standiff 1910 1921 25-12N-12W Mail to Edgemont
Stark 1899 1917 21-11N-11W Named for John B. Stark, Postmaster; Mail to Shiloh
Taft See Moorehead
Tina 1887 1912 15-12N-8W Was to be Vileo or Leo; Mail to Wolf Bayou
Tinch See Arklow
Trust 1881 1883 19-9N-8W From White County, 1883; Mail to Pangburn
Tumbling Shoals 1921 36-11N-10W
Tyler 1889 1948 35-11N-8W Mail to Heber Springs
Tyndall 1892 1893
Vileo See Tina
Waco 1881 1904 23-10N-11W Was to be Goff; From Van Buren County, 1883; Mail to Heber
Wilburn 1900 7-10N-8W Was to be Finn or Energy
Wolf Bayou 1851 25-12W-9N From Independence County, 1883
Woodruff 1914 1957 20-12N-10W Was to be Oakland; Mail to Prim
Yuba 1890 1907 8-9N-9W Was to be Altuna; Mail to Darcy